Organizers describe the LA Travel and Adventure show as “California’s Largest Travel Show.” KTLA’s Gayle Anderson has a preview of the show, plus details on other events you can enjoy this weekend.
L.A. Travel & Adventure Show
Long Beach Convention Center
Downtown Long Beach
The 10th Annual Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show is in town. The Long Beach Convention Center is the weekend location for your one stop spot for travel inspiration, expert information, fun and cultural interaction.
Progressive L.A. Boat Show
Los Angeles Convention Center & Marina Del Rey
The Progressive Los Angeles Boat Show is the ultimate destination for boating and outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts. At both the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Marina Del Rey locations find sport fishing boats, yachts, performance boats, sailboats, ski boats, cruisers, jet skis, pontoons, motorboats, catamarans, cabin cruisers, dinghys/inflatables, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and more!
This is the last day the public can see the LEGO MONUMENTS TOURS at the Glendale Galleria, 10 Lego sculptures of historic monuments created by a team of 18 people out of nearly one million Lego pieces on display throughout the mall this month.
Glendale is the first of nine cities throughout the country, and the only one in California, whose malls this year will host the traveling exhibit, which includes a life-size replica of the Liberty Bell, as well as a 9-foot-tall sculpture of the Statute of Liberty and a 2.5-foot-tall sculpture of the White House.
The largest Lego monument featured in the exhibit is that of the U.S. Capitol Building, which took a team of eight builders 1,700 hours to build.
The Lego pieces used to construct the monuments are actually the same standard pieces available at the Lego store. The exhibit, which features a play area for children to build race cars and other structures out of Legos, runs through Sunday, February 22nd.
18TH Annual Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition & Sale Autry National Center
The Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
The Autry’s Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale is considered the country’s premier Western art show. Each year, more than 75 nationally recognized, contemporary Western artists challenge themselves to create and exhibit their very best work. Stylistically and thematically diverse, their works represent the extraordinary range of subject matter that contemporary, historic, and mythic Western experiences inspire.
Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
213 625 0414
Take a critical look at Hello Kitty and examines her phenomenon from various perspectives at the Japanese American National Museum. ((( NATSOT ))) There is a panel discussion moderated by Christine Yano, author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific and curator of the retrospective portion of the JANM exhibition. Yano will sign books at the conclusion of the program.
Other panelists will include Laura Miller, Ei’ichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Endowed Professor of Japanese Studies and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. She is the author of Beauty Up: Exploring Contemporary Japanese Body Aesthetics and has co-edited three other books. Miller has published widely on Japanese culture and language and teaches courses on Japan and linguistic anthropology.
Jaime Scholnick, a Los Angeles–based artist whose work deals with gender, power, consumerism, and global domination. During a period of living in Japan, Scholnick began a series of multimedia artworks titled Hello Kitty Gets a Mouth. An eponymous short film from the series has been featured at film festivals throughout the U.S.
Denise Uyehara, an award-winning performance artist, writer, and playwright whose work has been presented throughout the U.S. and in London, Vancouver, Helsinki, and Tokyo. For over two decades, Uyehara used interdisciplinary performance to investigate migrations across borders of identity.
The February 22 event is free for JANM members and those with same-day tickets for Hello! RSVPs are strongly encouraged at email@example.com or 213.625.0414. Those interested in attending the discussion only may purchase tickets online at janm.org for $5.
The Japanese American National Museum is home to the exhibition “Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty”, the first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective in the United States.
Organized as part of the global icon’s 40th-anniversary celebrations, the exhibition examines the colorful history of Hello Kitty and her influence on popular culture. Hello! includes an extensive product survey, with rare and unique items from the Sanrio archives, alongside a selection of innovative contemporary artworks inspired by Hello Kitty and her world.
Zoodiac Lunar New Year Celebration
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
323 644 4200
The Los Angeles Zoo presents a ZOODIAC LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION with dragon dance parades and shows, Chinese Taiji Quan classes, Kung Fu shows, lion dance parades as well as history and culture lectures.
The weekend festivities observing the Year of the Sheep, also feature keeper talks and special feedings for animals related to the sheep and goat families, including Bighorn Sheep; Ibex, a species of wild goat; Gorals, small mammals with a goat-like appearances; and Markhors, a species of wild goat.
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Have a GREAT Sunday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.